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Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP)


Every Local Authority area has an Independent Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). LSCB’s are responsible for ensuring agencies work together to safeguard children and for testing how effectively this happens. The Cumbria LSCB became The Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) on the 29th September 2019.
CSCP has fulfilled this role for our local area and has supported local safeguarding arrangements by delivering training, auditing, publishing learning, publishing procedures, undertaking reviews etc. Most of this activity can be seen on this website.

Why have we changed?

The Children and Social Work Act 2017 replaces LSCBs with new local safeguarding arrangements, led by three named statutory safeguarding partners (local authorities, chief officers of police, and NHS clinical commissioning groups). The three partners will assume the responsibilities that currently sit with the LSCB. In Cumbria these partners are Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Constabulary, NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group.
The safeguarding partners are required to agree on ways to co-ordinate their safeguarding services; act as a strategic leadership group in supporting and engaging others; and implement local and national learning including from serious child safeguarding incidents.

Information for new arrangements

The new CSCP arrangements were published 27 June 2019. Following large scale consultation the Plan was updated in November. This document sets out how organisations, partnerships and people in Cumbria will move from the preexisting Safeguarding Board arrangements to a new Partnership. It highlights how we will build on emerging strengths and build new opportunities for scrutiny, support and challenge. We believe that we have created a realistic and sustainable model, which will enable a continuing focus on critical safeguarding matters to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP)

Where to go

Cumbria LSCB
Cumbria House
117 Botchergate

Other Details


Other notes for Professionals, Parents and Children and Young People.

Last updated: 03/10/2022
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